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He built the online shoe and clothing retailer into a billion-dollar business and led revitalization efforts in Las Vegas.

For female economists, Janet Yellen’s treasury secretary nomination marks another inspiring first

Janet Yellen's career has long been marked by firsts. After being the first female chair of the Fed, she has been nominated to be the country's first female treasury secretary.

A nonprofit hoped to bring grocery stores to food deserts. Residents are still waiting.

Good Food Markets opened a pilot location in Northeast Washington but has struggled to open other stores.
Gone are the long lines and crowded malls after retailers rolled out their holiday sales weeks ago and as a record number of shoppers do their buying online.
Federal money, through the Medicare and Medicaid systems, has long shaped the nursing home business — and in ways that left it completely unprepared when the viral pandemic arrived in March.
The urbane investment banker helped right the finances of major U.S. cultural institutions, including Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, before guiding the World Bank from 1995 to 2005.
A week after hitting its all-time low, the 30-year fixed-rate average held steady at 2.72 percent.
Outages at Amazon Web Services’ northern Virginia data centers left customers scrambling Wednesday to get their computing systems and web services working.

Economists say they are concerned that the virus’s current surge, combined with Congress’s failure to pass more stimulus, could send the recovery backward.
More Americans are going hungry now than at any point during the deadly covid-19 pandemic, according to new federal data.
The White House has pressured the Defense Department to move forward with a plan to allow a private company to lease electromagnetic spectrum necessary for 5G communication networks. Industry analysts say such an opportunity would be worth at least $50 billion.
The money, meant for businesses critical to national security, remains largely unspent almost eight months after Congress approved it.
The mail agency will digitize letters and gift wish lists sent to Kriss Kringle so “elves” can send presents to children and families.
Investors cheer as the White House transition gets under way and Janet Yellen is tapped for treasury secretary — steps seen as progress in stabilizing the economy.
If you lost your job or face eviction, a child and adolescent psychiatrist offers advice on how to prepare your kids for fewer presents this holiday season.
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